Lightning Sparks Commissary Fire On SFNF

SFNF News:

Lightning sparked the Commissary Fire over the weekend in San Miguel County, approximately 13 miles east of Pecos in the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest.

  • Start Date: June 5, 2015, reported Saturday, June 6, 2015
  • Size: Approximately 25 acres
  • Percent Contained: 0
  • Cause: Lightning
  • Personnel Assigned: 30
  • Growth Potential: Low
  • Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, grass and brush

Summary: The lightning-caused Commissary Fire was reported by the Barillas Lookout Tower June 6, and has grown to approximately 25 acres. The Commissary Fire is a slow-moving ground fire burning through grass and brush. Depending on weather and other conditions, fire managers are considering managing the fire for resource benefit.

  • Structures Threatened:  None
  • Weather: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then numerous showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Resources Assigned:

  • Firefighters:  One crew (Type 1 Hotshot crew)
  • Engines:  District fire personnel

Fire Information is available on the New Mexico Fire Information website at

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